North Judson may be the next town to consider applying for a new road funding grant from the state. As part of the Community Crossings program from the Indiana Department of Transportation, towns like North Judson are able to apply for a matching grant, using money from their Rainy Day Fund or the recent distribution of Local Option Income Tax Funds for the local share.
Before they can get that grant funding, though, towns need to have an asset management plan for their transportation infrastructure. A representative from Fleis & VandenBrink Engineering is expected to give a presentation to the North Judson Town Council this evening, about putting together such a plan for the town.
Also during tonight’s meeting, an update is expected on the North Judson-Wayne Township community center project. Organizers had previously planned to apply this week for grant funding from the Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs to help cover the cost of building a new community center on donated land north of the town’s fire station.
However, they decided last month to wait until the next round of grant applications in the fall, after the landowner decided to charge the town $25,000 for the rest of the land. Now, organizers are considering placing the new community center on land the town already owns.
Tonight’s North Judson Town Council meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. at North Judson Town Hall.